Alcohol Licence Law Licensing conditions

Published on July 20th, 2011 | by Dean Carr

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What is a public disclosure?

A Disclosure is a document containing impartial and confidential criminal history information held by the police and government departments which can be used by employers to make safer recruitment decisions.

Disclosure information could include:

  • Details of criminal records
  • Information about a persons inclusion on children’s or adults’ lists
  • Other relevant information held by a local police force or Government Body
  • Or state that there is no information

The information included on the document will depend on the type of disclosure applied for.

Types of disclosure

  • Basic Disclosure contains only convictions considered unspent under The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
  • Standard Disclosure contains all conviction information, spent and unspent, including cautions.
  • Enhanced Disclosure contains all conviction information, spent and unspent, and any other non conviction information considered to be relevant by the police or other Government bodies.
  • Please Note: Disclosure Scotland will continue to process applications for the small number of enhanced disclosures that remain under the Police Act for purposes other than Regulated Work with Children or Protected Adults. Regulated work is the term used by the PVG Act to define the types of work which barred individuals must not do, and for which PVG Scheme membership is available.

Information Included

The information included in the disclosure will depend on the type of disclosure applied fo

Information included Type of disclosure
Basic Standard Enhanced
Unspent convictions Yes Yes Yes
Spent convictions No Yes Yes
Cautions No Yes Yes
Inclusion on children’s’ lists (where relevant to post applied for) No No Yes
Inclusion on adults’ lists (where relevant to post applied for) No No Yes
Other relevant information held by police forces No No Yes
Inclusion on the Sex Offenders Register No Yes Yes

Who can apply for disclosure?

Anyone can apply for a basic disclosure in their own name. This might be requested for a new job, volunteer work or to support a visa application.

For most other types of regulated work with children or protected adults, the PVG Scheme is now the most appropriate type of check.  Regulated work is the term used by the PVG Act to define the types of work which barred individuals must not do, and for which PVG Scheme membership is available.

Some employers and organisations can also apply for a standard (or enhanced disclosure for specific posts) for a potential new employee or a volunteer position.  There is legislation available to employers and other organisations to determine what type of disclosure is required for a particular position.

More information can be obtained from Disclosure Scotland

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About the Author

Dean Carr

Dean has been involved in alcohol licensing for over 20 years and has helped many independent retailers and corporate clients obtain a licence to sell alcohol or offer late night refreshment, regulated entertainment from all sorts of premises. Dean writes articles for various trade related blogs and is currently Managing Director of the PLT group of companies who run APLH and SCPLH personal alcohol licence courses nationwide. You can contact Dean or a member of his expert licensing team on: 01242 222 188



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